Bug 256660

Summary: editors/aee describes xae but there's no such binary
Product: Ports & Packages Reporter: Graham Perrin <grahamperrin>
Component: Individual Port(s)Assignee: freebsd-ports-bugs (Nobody) <ports-bugs>
Status: New ---    
Severity: Affects Some People CC: portmaster
Priority: --- Flags: bugzilla: maintainer-feedback? (portmaster)
Version: Latest   
Hardware: Any   
OS: Any   
URL: https://cgit.freebsd.org/ports/tree/editors/aee/
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git diff for editors/aee portmaster: maintainer-approval+

Description Graham Perrin 2021-06-17 02:58:00 UTC
From <https://www.freshports.org/editors/aee#description>: 

> … as well as a graphical user interface under X windows (xae). …

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% xae
xae: Command not found.
% man aee
% pkg info --list aee
aee-2.2.21_2:
        /usr/local/bin/aee
        /usr/local/bin/rae
        /usr/local/man/man1/aee.1.gz
        /usr/local/share/aee/help.ae
        /usr/local/share/licenses/aee-2.2.21_2/ART10
        /usr/local/share/licenses/aee-2.2.21_2/LICENSE
        /usr/local/share/licenses/aee-2.2.21_2/catalog.mk
% 

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Also: 

man 1 aee

– describes use of another non-found binary, rxae, but I'm not complaining :-)

Assuming that there'll not be a port of the GUI in the near future, this bug can be: 

* to remove the irrelevant line from the package description. 

Plus, maybe, add a package message to explain that the GUI variants are not ported. 

Thanks
Comment 1 Chris Hutchinson 2021-06-19 07:29:57 UTC
(In reply to Graham Perrin from comment #0)
Thanks for the heads up, Graham!

I don't use the X version. But examined everything, and
appears that a symlink is created for at least rxae.
I'll have a *much* closer look at on Sunday. As I'll be
out all day tomorrow.

Thanks again! :-)

--Chris
Comment 2 Chris Hutchinson 2021-06-29 18:10:40 UTC
Created attachment 226117 [details]
git diff for editors/aee

OK a complete resolution to "XAE" is going to be a 2 phase
operation. The attached git diff actually makes the XAE
option an option. However, there are problems with the
resulting binary that will take more time than I have ATM.
So I'll address them a little later in "phase 2". I've left
the option in the Makefile commented. As I intend to be able
to address the final fix soon.

Thanks again for pointing this out! :-)

--Chris